Because cherries and chocolate just complement each other so nicely.
And because we all need a reason to entertain our palettes.
This chia pudding is just the perfect little treat for any hour of the day, but it’s not just a sweet tooth satisfier. Oh, no. It can also be a delicious pick-me-up.
Because chia seeds are what we call ‘nutrient dense’, meaning they contain many nutrients per calorie. In other words, they’re the total opposite of empty calories. Because chia seeds are loaded with healthy fats and protein that can provide you with energy along with many other benefits. They also contain Magnesium, which is a mineral many people may not receive enough of! I also recently learned that gelatinous foods, like chia, aloe and seaweed, promote cleansing. One more reason to love and eat those awesome little seeds on the regular! And all the fiber in them will also keep you regular too, if you know what I’m sayin’.
It’s nice to make a double portion of this recipe so you can keep some in the fridge or enjoy some with a friend! Or eat it all yourself in one sitting. No judgement what.so.ever.
If you let the pudding sit overnight, the dried cherries will soak up the liquid from the milk and become all plump and juicy. JUST HOW I LIKE ‘EM 😉
- 1 large or 2 small bananas
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- small handful of dried cherries, cut in half
- 1 tsp. cherry concentrate (optional)
- 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder
- small handful shredded coconut (optional-can be used in pudding and/or as garnish)
- Mash bananas in a bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir.
- Leave in the fridge for a couple hours or overnight.
- Mix again before eating and stir in more milk if too thick.
For more ways to get creative with your chia creations, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Chia Porridge!